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The Old Man and the Boy Setting & Symbolism

Robert Ruark
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Rural South Carolina

The whole book takes place in rural South Carolina, by the ocean. Bobby loves hunting in the marshes and coasts.

Maryland

Mr. Howard is from Maryland, and the Old Man goes there for his last hunting trip.

Crabcake Shack

Bobby and the Old Man have an old shack that they use for camping when they want to fish on the beach.

Fishing Cottage

Sometimes the Old Man rents a cottage next to the beach, where they go when they are dead tired from fishing all day.

Bobby's Tree House

Bobby builds an amazing tree house, and the Old Man is very impressed with it.

Aphrodite the Turtle

When Bobby and the Old Man get to see a giant sea turtle lay her eggs, Bobby names her Aphrodite, because she came out of the sea.

Billy the Goat

When Bobby wants to get a horse, the...

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